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culpable

cul·pa·ble

culpable

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhl p bl
part of speech: adjective
definition: guilty of a mistake or fault; blameworthy.
It is not the child who is culpable in this case; it is the parent.
synonyms:
blamable, blameworthy, guilty
antonyms:
inculpable
similar words:
criminal, peccant, reprehensible, reproachable, transgressive
derivations: culpably (adv.), culpability (n.)